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• 1.

### The further away from the Sun:

• A.

The faster the planet moves

• B.

The hotter the planet is

• C.

The longer the planet's orbit takes

C. The longer the planet's orbit takes
Explanation
The farther from the sun you are, the longer it will take you to make a complete revolution around the sun, so the larger your orbit is.

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• 2.

### It is far to expensive and the distances are too far for Humans to land on all of the planets and t their moons. What does NASA do instead to learn more about these places? (mark all the apply)

• A.

Send dogs and monkeys to explore

• B.

Use telescopes to view them

• C.

Send satellites to photograph them and gather data

• D.

Send machine and robots with cameras to explore.

B. Use telescopes to view them
C. Send satellites to photograph them and gather data
D. Send machine and robots with cameras to explore.
Explanation
NASA uses telescopes to view planets and their moons, as well as sending satellites to photograph them and gather data. Additionally, they send machines and robots with cameras to explore these places.

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• 3.

### Which of the following objects do NOT travel around the Sun?

• A.

Comets

• B.

Asteroids

• C.

Moons

• D.

Planets

C. Moons
Explanation
The moon actually travels or revolves around the earth.

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• 4.

### A shooting star is:

• A.

A fast moving humongous galaxy, it shines so brightly because it is moving so fast

• B.

A small pebble or speck of dust burning up in the earth's atmosphere

• C.

A small asteroid the size of a large car moving too close to the sun

• D.

A dying star exploding in the distant reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy

B. A small pebble or speck of dust burning up in the earth's atmosphere
Explanation
a shooting star is actually a meteor

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• 5.

### List, in order from smallest to largest, the 4 levels of our planet in the Universe

• A.

Solar system, earth, milky way, universe

• B.

Solar system, milky way, earth, univese

• C.

Earth, solar system, milky way, universe

• D.

Universe, milky way, solar system, earth

C. Earth, solar system, milky way, universe
Explanation
The earth is the planet we live on. Planets revolves around the sun, which is the center of our solar system. Sol is but one star in the milky way galaxy. The universe is everything!

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• 6.

### Planets and moons appear bright. Why?

• A.

Nuclear fusion occuring in their core

• B.

Sunspots on their surface

• C.

Reflecting light from the sun

• D.

Nuclear fusion occuring on their surface

C. Reflecting light from the sun
Explanation
The only source of light in the solar system is the SUN!

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• 7.

### Where is the asteroid belt located? Give the BEST answer that gives the most information.

• A.

Between Jupiter and Saturn

• B.

Just beyond the Oort Cloud

• C.

Between Mars and Jupiter

• D.

In an irregular galaxy

C. Between Mars and Jupiter
Explanation
The asteroid belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. This region in our solar system is characterized by numerous small rocky objects, known as asteroids, orbiting the Sun. The gravitational forces from Jupiter's immense mass prevented these asteroids from coalescing into a single planet, resulting in the formation of the asteroid belt.

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• 8.

### Because of their distance from the Sun, which of the following are most likely true?

• A.

Earth has a longer year than Mars

• B.

Mars has a longer year than Mercury

• C.

Mercury has a longer year than Jupiter

• D.

Neptune has the longest year of all planets

• E.

The inner planets revolve around the sun faster than the outer planets

• F.

Venus revolves around the Sun more slowly than Uranus

B. Mars has a longer year than Mercury
D. Neptune has the longest year of all planets
E. The inner planets revolve around the sun faster than the outer planets
Explanation
The distance of a planet from the Sun determines its orbital period or year. The farther a planet is from the Sun, the longer it takes to complete one orbit. Therefore, Mars, being farther from the Sun than Mercury, has a longer year than Mercury. Similarly, Neptune, being the farthest planet from the Sun, has the longest year among all the planets. The inner planets, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, are closer to the Sun and therefore revolve around it faster than the outer planets like Jupiter. Venus, being an inner planet, revolves around the Sun more slowly than Uranus, which is an outer planet.

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• 9.

### What facts are true of the outer planets? Chck all that apply.

• A.

• B.

They are made of dust and rock

• C.

• D.

They reflect light from the Sun

• E.

They make their own light by nuclear fusion

• F.

They are far from the Sun

• G.

They are close to the Sun

• H.

They are nicknamed "gas giants"

• I.

They are nicknamed "terrestrial planets"

A. They are made of gas
D. They reflect light from the Sun
F. They are far from the Sun
H. They are nicknamed "gas giants"
Explanation
The outer planets are made of gas, as they are often referred to as "gas giants." They reflect light from the Sun, as they do not have their own light source. They are far from the Sun, as they are located beyond the asteroid belt in our solar system. Therefore, the correct answer is that the outer planets are made of gas, reflect light from the Sun, are far from the Sun, and are nicknamed "gas giants."

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### What facts are true of the inner planets? Check all that apply.

• A.

• B.

They are made of dust and rock

• C.

• D.

They reflect light from the Sun

• E.

They make their own light by nuclear fusion

• F.

They are far from the Sun

• G.

They are close to the Sun

• H.

They are nicknamed "gas giants"

• I.

They are nicknamed "terrestrial planets"

B. They are made of dust and rock
D. They reflect light from the Sun
G. They are close to the Sun
I. They are nicknamed "terrestrial planets"
Explanation
The inner planets are made of dust and rock, reflecting light from the Sun. They are close to the Sun and are commonly referred to as "terrestrial planets".

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• 11.

### Mary looked in her science book at this picture of the solar system.  What is not accurate about this picture? (mark all that apply)

• A.

Nothing is wrong! It's a perfect model

• B.

The objects are way to close together.

• C.

The sun is way too big.

• D.

The scale is not right (Jupiter is too small compared to earth...etc.)

• E.

The orbits are way too elliptical.

• F.

The planets are hardly ever lined up in a straight line.

B. The objects are way to close together.
D. The scale is not right (Jupiter is too small compared to earth...etc.)
E. The orbits are way too elliptical.
F. The planets are hardly ever lined up in a straight line.
Explanation
The given picture of the solar system is not accurate for multiple reasons. Firstly, the objects are depicted to be too close together, which is not the case in reality. Secondly, the scale is incorrect as Jupiter appears smaller than Earth when it is actually much larger. Additionally, the orbits shown in the picture are too elliptical, deviating from the actual circular orbits of the planets. Lastly, the planets are hardly ever lined up in a straight line, which is not reflected in the picture.

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• 12.

### Check all the reasons why Pluto is not a planet anymore! (check ALL that apply)

• A.

Eris the dwarf planet was discovered

• B.

It isn't a complete round sphere

• C.

It doesn't orbit the sun

• D.

It doesn't have an atmophere

• E.

It isn't massive enough to clear the surrounding area of left over "stuff"

A. Eris the dwarf planet was discovered
E. It isn't massive enough to clear the surrounding area of left over "stuff"
Explanation
Pluto is no longer considered a planet because it was discovered that Eris, another dwarf planet, exists in our solar system. Additionally, Pluto is not massive enough to clear its surrounding area of debris, which is a criterion for being classified as a planet.

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• 13.

### Where would people travel to first in space?

• A.

Mars

• B.

Mercury

• C.

Titan (moon of Saturn with the ocean and streams)

• D.

Sirius (one of the closest stars to us)

A. Mars
Explanation
Mars is the most likely destination for people to travel to first in space. It is often referred to as the "Red Planet" and has been a focus of scientific exploration for many years. Mars has a similar composition to Earth and shows evidence of having once had liquid water on its surface, making it a potential candidate for supporting life. Additionally, Mars is relatively close to Earth compared to other celestial bodies, making it a more accessible destination for human exploration.

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• 14.

### What would happen if the sun lost it's gravitational attraction?  What would the solar system look like?

• A.

It would look a lot different then it does now. Things would be floating off in all directions.

• B.

Nothing. Everything would continue moving just like they are.

• C.

We would all start revolving around Jupiter.

• D.

Very little would change, since the sun has very little gravitational pull.

A. It would look a lot different then it does now. Things would be floating off in all directions.
Explanation
If the sun lost its gravitational attraction, the objects in the solar system would no longer be held in their orbits. Without the sun's gravitational pull, everything would start moving in different directions, causing chaos and objects to float off into space. This would result in a significant change in the appearance of the solar system.

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